Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon: A Microscopic Perspective
A while back we had a replica watches price with a similar theme, the Graham Tourbillon Orrery. Unlike Graham, Astronomia Tourbillon does not have a mini planetarium. Still, it's an interesting article, although it can be a bit difficult to digest all the details.
At first glance, the Jacob & Co Astronomia Tourbillon is a complication watch. In fact, it is indeed a very complicated watch. The watch has four arms, each performing a different function. While each arm has its own role, the simultaneous movement of four different arms actually creates something magical. It's akin to listening to the Berlin Philharmonic's rendition of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture: Epic Melodies. It's also worth noting that the four arms are connected to a central axis that completes one rotation every twenty minutes.
First Arm - Tourbillon
The tourbillon is probably the most prominent feature of this timepiece in our opinion. It is a three-axis tourbillon beating at 18,000 vibrations per hour. It first rotates on its own axis every 60 seconds. Next, it completes a lap every 5 minutes around an axis on the arm. Finally, it circles the dial once every 20 minutes. It also features a super-helical hairspring injected with a mathematically correct Phillips terminal curve.replica luxury watch
The movement was developed in collaboration with Studio 7H38, with whom Jacob and Co developed the SF24 dual time zone watch.
second arm dial Although the tourbillon stole the limelight, the dial of the watch is actually quite exciting. The dial is skeletonized, which allows us to see the beautiful mechanism of the movement as well. It also has Roman numerals as well as blued steel hands. The mechanism behind it is also a bit special as it features a differential system that ensures the dial stays in the same upright position as it moves around the dial. This helps to make telling the time a little easier.
We think this combination of dials works well because it gives the Astronomia Tourbillon an engineered feel. Well, this is a complicated watch after all. While it may not be clear, it's certainly a good topic.replica Jacob & Co astronomia tourbillon
Third Arm - Moon The third arm is set with a pear-cut diamond representing the moon. The diamond rotates once on its own body every 60 seconds and around the watch every 20 minutes. This diamond has 56 facets that allow light to refract and create a pretty rainbow effect. While we're not huge fans of diamonds, we think it gives the watch a nice and sophisticated touch.
Fourth Arm - Earth Another interesting feature of the watch is the globe representing the Earth. The globe is made of white gold and is enamelled with Grand Feu technique, which gives the globe its unique color. The craftsmanship of Grand Feu enamel is inherently difficult, but it is even more challenging to do it on a spherical surface. The end result is a very beautiful model of Mother Earth that is even more spectacular as it spins on its axis. The attention to detail here is outstanding, although perhaps not as important as the tourbillon or the dial.replica Jacob & Co astronomia tourbillon
We think the Astronomia Tourbillon is an excellent watch. All we have here is sports, but that's pretty impressive already. The creativity of the Astronomia Tourbillon is simply breathtaking. We love how the different elements come into play and create a pleasing sound in the process. Not many people are able to coordinate the different parts of a watch, but Jacob & Co have done a beautiful job here.
This 44mm watch features a case in 18K rose gold and a polycarbonate composite reinforced with diamond dust. The weight has been reduced by four times, but the strength of the watch has been greatly increased. The watch will also feature a large domed crystal, and below the movement is a dial made of aventurine (with a shimmering 3D effect, as if stars were shining in the background). In terms of photography, we were only able to get our hands on a working prototype movement, as the final version is still being prepared and delivered. But it does look great in the pictures, the finished product.
In short, this watch is a real visual feast, and we think it must be one of Jacob and Co.'s finest creations. Is it practical? Probably not. But that certainly doesn't stop us from wanting this timepiece, because it's truly special.